Transparency Traps


Is there such a thing as too much transparency?

Some people say there is, because it can feel workers feeling exposed, micromanaged and even encourage dishonesty when it’s supposed to be doing the opposite.

HBR goes over ways you can prevent transparency from backfiring, especially when there’s a risk of your transparency efforts creating a culture full of blame and where people are afraid of making mistakes (and instead of learning from them, will conceal them).

This thread on Reddit has an interesting discussion on whether private companies should have an obligation to disclose salaries in order to ensure equal pay.

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